<em>Edit Event</em> Castanets: Making &amp; Performance at the Embassy of Spain

Castanets: Making & Performance at the Embassy of Spain

Performance & Demonstration,
10 May 18:30 — 20:30
Embassy of Spain
39 Chesham Place
London
SW1X 8SB

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Family company Castañuelas del Sur demonstrates castanet-making at the Embassy of Spain. Accompanied by a performance by flamenco artist and choreographer Elisa Pérez-Saponi de Worthington and guitarist Ramón Ruíz.

Castañuelas del Sur was established in Seville in the 1980s by brothers Jose & Juan Vela. Today, two of their granddaughters, Mamen & Laura, are in charge of the company, making castanets for famous flamenco artists and dance schools.

The Spanish flamenco artist and choreographer Elisa Pérez-Saponi de Worthington plays different types of castanets during the evening. The guitarist Ramón Ruíz accompanies Elisa, performing compositions of classical and flamenco guitar music.

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